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UNCLOS

PART VI | CONTINENTAL SHELF ARTICLE 77 | RIGHTS OF THE COASTAL STATE OVER THE CONTINENTAL SHELF 1. The coastal State exercises over the continental shelf sovereign rights for the purpose of exploring it and exploiting its natural resources. 2. The rights referred to in paragraph 1 are exclusive in the sense that if the […]

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PART VII | HIGH SEAS SECTION 1 | GENERAL PROVISIONS ARTICLE 86 | APPLICATION OF THE PROVISIONS OF THIS PART The provisions of this Part apply to all parts of the sea that are not included in the exclusive economic zone, in the territorial sea or in the internal waters of a State, or in […]

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PART V | EXCLUSIVE ECONOMIC ZONE (EEZ) ARTICLE 55 | SPECIFIC LEGAL REGIME OF THE EEZ The exclusive economic zone is an area beyond and adjacent to the territorial sea, subject to the specific legal regime established in this Part, under which the rights and jurisdiction of the coastal State and the rights and freedoms […]

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PART III | STRAITS USED FOR INTERNAL NAVIGATION SECTION I | GENERAL PROVISIONS ARTICLE 34 | LEGAL STATUS 1. The regime of passage through straits used for international navigation established in this Part shall not in other respects affect the legal status of the waters forming such straits or the exercise by the States bordering […]

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PART 1 | INTRODUCTION ARTICLE 1 | USE OF TERMS 1. For the purposes of this Convention: 1. “Area” means the seabed and ocean floor and subsoil thereof, beyond the limits of national jurisdiction; 2. “Authority” means the International Seabed Authority; 3. “activities in the Area” means all activities of exploration for, and exploitation of, […]

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